Sexual Harassment: Muasa Boss Cites Conflict of Interest

Dr. Deus Muhwezi, the chairperson of Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA), has cited what he called conflict of interest as a possible factor in the university’s failure to stamp out sexual harassment.

Dr Muhwezi says all perpetrators are known but wonders why they are never brought out and successfully apprehended.

Dr Muhwezi was on Friday speaking during the 'Mak Diva Safety Campaign' event in the University Main Hall. The Mak Diva Safety Campaign was organized to address issues of sexual harassment and violence against women.

University Students Tipped on Sexuality

Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) has partnered with Makerere University to organise an Inter-University Dialogue on sexuality.

Codenamed #IUD18, the dialogue was held on Saturday in the Freedom Square under the theme of “Sexuality, Education, Health and Development.” It was in commemoration of the World Sexual Health Day.

Mak Student Falls in Open Manhole

An open manhole

A second-year student at Makerere University is nursing injuries she sustained on Saturday morning when she fell into an open manhole within the university campus.

Jemima Kagere, from the School of Education, sprained her leg after falling into the open manhole just outside the Arts Building in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS). Kagere says the incident happed at 6:58am.

Team Uganda beat defending champions South Africa to lift world Netball University trophy

Photo by: Elvis Lubanga

The amazing and the top performing from The Mighty  Cranes popularly known as  Team Uganda has been on Friday evening crowned champions of World Netball University Championships after beating defending champions South Africa who are also the Africa's number in the final game (44-43) held at Makerere University


How Uganda Became World Netball Champions

Team Uganda in action. Courtesy Photo

Uganda came from behind to beat the defending champions South Africa in the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Netball Championships finals at Makerere University.

Uganda claimed victory on Friday night with a narrow goal difference of 44 – 43 in the tension packed game that sealed the weeklong tournament that attracted seven teams.

Nkumba University student Mary Nuba, who plays as goal shooter converted three consecutive chances in the fourth quarter which gave Team Uganda victory.

Mak Student Discussed Death Regularly Before Ending Own Life

Joshua Ajuna (circled) with a friend in happier times.

Joshua Ajuna, the Makerere University student who was found dead on Sunday night, reportedly discussed death and suicide with his friends, years before he ended his life.

On Sunday, September 16th, the fourth year Forestry student was found dead in his room next to what appeared like a suicide note to his father saying he had taken his own life for personal reasons.

Makerere VC booed at the opening ceremony of FISU as he communicated to dignitaries


Makerere- Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe has on Monday night been booed by angry students as he communicated to guests during the opening ceremony of the World University Netball Championships.

Rowdy students never gave the University boss audience, accusing him of issuing intimidation and suspension letters to fellow students over their continued stance on the state of affairs at the university. 

Makerere Staff to Run Mary Stuart Canteens

Makerere University is seeking service providers to run two canteens at Mary Stuart Hall.

The canteens at the biggest female hall of residence have been closed since May, when a fire outbreak destroyed property including the canteens on the first floor of the building. Since then the building has been undergoing renovations.

The university administration has come up with a new bidding requirement for possible service providers which requires that a staff member owns the canteen and thus rendering the previous service providers ineligible.